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By The Pitt News Staff

October 19, 2016

Welcome to The Pitt News’ hub for 2016 election coverage. Here, you’ll find stories about Trump, Clinton and third party supporters on campus, updates on visits from politicians and analysis from our opinions writers with their takes on this year’s contentious election. Wednesday night, colum...

Chelsea Clinton visited Pitt to support Hillary, encourage voting

Chelsea Clinton campaigned for her mother in the O'Hara Student Center Friday afternoon. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Rachel Glasser / Staff Writer

October 18, 2016

After she walked into the O’Hara ballroom, backdropped by her mother’s campaign theme, “Fight Song,” Chelsea Clinton spoke about Donald Trump’s campaign, Hillary Clinton’s vision for the country and the importance of voting. Approximately 100 people attended Clinton’s speech — one of ...

Pitt’s chapter of Turning Point USA counters liberalism, big government

Turning Point USA holds weekly tabling events around Pitt's campus. | The Pitt News File Photo

By Tristan Dietrick / For The Pitt News

October 12, 2016

Junior Ashley Butcher can frequently be found behind tables around campus — usually in Towers Lobby or in front of the William Pitt Union — proclaiming the same mantra prominently displayed on her organization’s signs, pamphlets and social media pages. “Big Government Sucks!” Butcher, a fi...

Tim Kaine speaks on CMU’s campus

Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine spoke to a crowd of 800 outside Carnegie Mellon University Thursday afternoon. Edward Major | Staff Photographer

By Emily Brindley / Assistant News Editor

October 7, 2016

Zachary Goldstein loves living in Pittsburgh, but not for the hot cakes or the Cathedral. He loves living in the city because Pennsylvania is a swing state. With the presidential election less than five weeks away, high-profile representatives from both the Republican and Democratic parties have b...

Students have less than one week to register to vote

By Emily Brindley / Assistant News Editor

October 5, 2016

Even though election day is still five weeks out, the voter registration deadline –– Oct. 11 ––  is less than one week away. For many Pitt students, this is the first presidential election they are eligible to vote in. For others, this is their first time voting away from home. In any cas...

Republicans at Pitt divided about Trump

“Trump does not represent American or conservative values and he does not have my vote,

By Andrew O'Brien / Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Though he’s received endorsement from party officials, Donald Trump’s presidential bid has divided traditional conservatives. The businessman turned candidate has also invited in a broader demographic of independent, right-wing and, in some cases, liberal voters, and inspired historically Republic...

Pitt College Republicans and Democrats debate specifics, not rhetoric

Blaise Beebe, Andrew Zentgraf and Jordan Drischler, of Pitt College Republicans, took the round table to debate with Pitt College Democrats on Thursday Evening in Posvar Hall. Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

By Tristan Dietrick / For The Pitt News

September 30, 2016

Days after Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump walked off the debate stage in New York, students gathered at Pitt to discuss this election’s most contentious issues. More than 80 students showed up to watch the third annual debate between Pitt College Republ...

First Lady Michelle Obama encourages Pitt students and community members to vote

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the Fitzgerald Field House Wednesday afternoon. Elaina Zachos | Visual Editor

By Wesley Hood and Amina Doghri / The Pitt News Staff

September 29, 2016

Walking out to Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls),” Michelle Obama encouraged Pitt students and community members to run the election, urging them to be the much needed “youth vote” Hillary Clinton has been trying to lock down in recent weeks. As students lined up to see Obama at the Fi...

Pitt students react to first debate

Pitt students watch the first presidential debate Monday night. Stephen Caruso / Senior Staff Photographer

By Rachel Glasser / Staff Writer

September 27, 2016

When Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was asked why she thought she could create jobs better than Republican candidate Donald Trump, she addressed her opponent by saying, “Donald, it’s good to be with you.” In New York, Trump nodded in response. In Pittsburgh, students in P...

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